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UK, Australian governments urge respect as Thailand mourns

PHUKET: The British and Australian governments have urged their nationals to be respectful as Thailand mourns the loss of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away yesterday.


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Friday 14 October 2016, 05:08PM


Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

In a statement issued to travellers, the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) noted that during the one-year period of mourning people “should respect the feelings and sensitivities of the Thai people at this time”.

The advisory also noted, “access to entertainment, including restaurants, bars, and shopping areas may be restricted and you should behave respectfully when in public areas; if possible, wear sombre and respectful clothing when in public; check local media regularly and follow the advice of the local authorities.”

In turn, the Australian Government’s SmartTraveller advisory service, noted: “This is a time of deep sorrow for Thai people. A one year mourning period has been announced for Thai Government officials.

“To demonstrate respect for the Thai people, refrain from any behaviour that may be interpreted as festive, disrespectful or disorderly. Abide by local laws and respect Thai customs.

“There may be some disruption of commercial and public services, especially during the next 30 days. Public events such as concerts, sporting events and festivities may be cancelled.”

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull issued a statement of condolences, recognising the high regard HM King Bhumibol had earned from the international community and honouring His Majesty’s achievements for Thailand.

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“The Australian Government and the people of Australia express our deepest sorrow and sympathy to the Thai Royal Family and people of Thailand on the passing of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

“King Bhumibol was widely revered and was a major figure in modern Asian history. During his reign, Thailand made major strides in economic and social development. He was held in the highest esteem in the region and internationally for his significant contribution to the development of his country,” PM Turnbull said.

“His Majesty’s dedication to the people of Thailand throughout his long reign was evident through his many royal projects and charitable works. His Majesty significantly enhanced the welfare and happiness of the people of Thailand, and he will be greatly missed.

“His Majesty King Bhumibol was a friend of Australia and we sincerely value the deep relationship between our countries which His Majesty helped foster,” PM Turnbull added.

“King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit visited Australia in 1962. The Royal visit inspired the formation of the first Australia-Thailand associations in Sydney and Melbourne. The Thai community in Australia will particularly feel the loss of His Majesty.

“At this sad time, I extend to the Thai Royal Family and the people of Thailand my sincere condolences and those of the Government and people of Australia.”

 

 

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